UAE-based leading renewable energy developer, Yellow Door Energy has been awarded a contract by Export Trading Group (ETG), a diversified global conglomerate, to install and lease a solar rooftop plant at its agricultural processing and food storage facility in Dubai World Central Free Zone.
The 383 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar plant is anticipated to generate 620,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 6,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the system lifetime.
The project will involve the installation of more than 700 solar panels on a total roof space area of 3,100 square meters. Solar power will meet 85 percent of the facility’s energy consumption requirements.
“We are proud to support ETG in its sustainability journey and contribute to strengthening its food value chain. As the economy recovers from the pandemic, we encourage businesses to consider solar as part of their recovery plans so that they can immediately reduce electricity costs and regain their competitiveness. Yellow Door Energy is honored to contribute to DEWA’s Shams Dubai Program and the UAE’s Net-Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.”
Mr. Tarun Chawla, Chief Operating Officer for ETG’s Pulses and Edible Nuts Business, said, “ETG is dedicated to driving sustainability. This partnership with Yellow Door Energy will help us utilize clean energy for our processing, in turn providing eco-friendly commodities to our customer base. We aim to undertake similar measures on a global scale to ensure we leave behind sufficient resources for future generations.”
As the solar lease provider, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the agreement. By partnering with solar developers, building owners can reduce their energy costs without any upfront investment or operational risk, while maintaining focus on their core business and enjoying the benefits of clean energy.